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Phoenix's Landing: Destiny

by Carolyn VanEseltine

Fantasy
2008

(based on 2 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

Winner of the IntroComp 2008 competition.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: August 21, 2008
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Baf's Guide ID: 3163
IFID: 37FE7F49-9CE8-438A-AFC7-1A4F3E171B0F
TUID: meshth9smof7y8tj

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Seek your geas in a vivid fantasy world, October 15, 2012
by heartless zombie (United Kingdom)
Related reviews: 2012
This game won the Introcomp 2008 competition - a competition for game introductions. But the dense text and substantial plot are more of a book one than a chapter one.
In the style of a role-playing fantasy game, you are presented with choices to shape your character - by choosing which symbolic items to take you determine qualities of the character's character and appearance. The writing varies with these attributes although the names and personalities of others are consistent. I think the character creation serves the role to introduce the player to the over-arching plot and the culture of the fictional world - I don't think it changes the approach to puzzles.

You then join your Father on a trade mission to a far-off city. At the city gates, the guards mark you out and insist that you meet the High Priest.

One way or another you will undertake a spiritual journey to discover your geas (destiny) - if any.

I enjoyed the rich world-building. The interactive scenes (interleaved between reading a page of description) were well-implemented and drove the drama forward.

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